Cool, rainy weather watering-down profits at Capital Region businesses

May 13, 2019 06:14 PM

You've got company if you're feeling blue because of the cool, rainy weather, but it's also affecting some business in the Capital Region. One of those places is Hewitt's Garden Center in Guilderland.

Assistant Manager Lynsey Ackert says they had a decent turnout on Sunday despite the rain, but normally wouldn't have as many products left as they did come Monday morning.

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She says some people have been holding off on planting flowers because it has been so chilly and rainy. However, if you're looking to plant some grass seed, now is the time to do it. That's because with all of the rain, you won't have to water quite as much.

If you happened to plant your flowers on one of the few nice days we've had so far, don't worry. Even if temperatures remain cooler, there are a few things you can do to protect your perennials. That includes putting a full cotton-blend bedsheet on it. If you need something more specific, Ackert suggests going with a frost fabric.

The bad weather is also affecting food trucks that are heavily reliant on good weather. To see how one of them is adapting, watch the video of Emily Burkhard's story.


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